The $15-million, 60,000-sq-ft Methodist Orthopedic Specialist of Texas Building in Sugar Land improves the technology and patient capacity for Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. One of the greatest challenges for the Linbeck-led project team was the integration of multiple exterior finishes. The building has brick, curtain wall, metal panels, alucobond panels and plaster. All the exterior subcontractors, along with the waterproofing and roofing subcontractors, came together to coordinate the installation and met weekly as construction progressed.
Lean boards were used to minimize crowded workspaces and onsite material storage space; coordinate scheduling constraints, material deliveries and work flows; and keep lines of communication open at all times.
During the quality-control process, Linbeck used Bluebeam to inform subcontractors of installation progress. This fully digital process helped reduce architect- and owner-generated punch lists. The building was completed in just 11 months.
Methodist Orthopedic Specialist of Texas Building
Sugar Land, Texas
OWNER Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital
LEAD DESIGN FIRM PhiloWilke
GENERAL CONTRACTOR Linbeck Group LLC
STRUCTURAL ENGINEER Walter P Moore
MEP ENGINEER Smith, Seckman, Reid